From December 31, 2020 Since Jarline read the card and said “yes,” I feel like a different man, more relaxed that I’ve been in a long time. The tension I felt for so long began to dissipate.
From December 30, 2020 Yesterday, Hulda returned to work after giving birth to a baby daughter three weeks ago.
From December 29, 2020 After all the gift opening…it was time to eat and have fun.
From December 28, 2020 A father traveled five hours on public transportation to get to Santa Chiara to visit his son and daughter. The husband’s wife was killed in Hurricane Matthew. The kids have been with us for about four years.
From December 27, 2020 The older girls provided some entertainment with dancing routines. Fun was had by all!
From December 26, 2020 The little kids were seated long before the main event…the arrival of Santa Claus.
From December 25, 2020 I’d like to share with you the one huge surprise that came moments after Santa Claus presented the last gift left under the tree. The recipient was a woman staffer. It was a medium size box that was very light. It was impossible to guess the contents of box.
From December 24, 2020 For reasons I’ve never understood, Christmas is celebrated on Christmas Eve in Haiti. So, here is our schedule for the day. Soon after a light lunch, the talent show will begin. Madame Frances, our main teacher, will be the master of ceremonies. The kids will each perform a song or a dance. It is a real…
From December 23, 2020 Yesterday after Mass, Fr. Tom, who leaves for the States today, said, “No matter how long you are in Haiti, you are still just a visitor.” We had been talking about the difficulties we have trying to understand the Haitian culture.
From December 22, 2020 On Sunday afternoon I woman knocked on the gate. The security guard did not know who she was. He called a staffer to she if she knew the woman. She was the mother of one of our kids. The guard let her in. I did not recognize her.